2 Chainz featuring Drake “No Lie”

It makes us feel old and completely out-of-touch with what’s “hip” that we’ve yet to completely wrap our brains around the somewhat stunning (at least, to us) fact that years-long mixtape rap sensation/ hot guest feature grab of the season 2 Chainz is also the one-time Disturbin’ Tha Peace soldier formerly known as Titty Boi who was also one-half of the briefly popular duo Playaz Circle (most known for their still-hot 2007 trap banger “Duffle Bag Boy”).

What we definitely do know is that 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest year of dude’s career yet, with recent track-stealing appearances on Nicki’s addicting “Beez In The Trap”, Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music posse team-up “Mercy” and Rick Ross/ Stalley’s herb-soaked “Party Heart” laying the perfect, mainstream buzz-establishing groundwork to help make his forthcoming solo debut Based On A T.R.U. Story a breakout moment.

Chainz continues making big high-profile moves on the album’s first single “No Lie”, filling up a scary movie knock built on old alien movie synth whines with more of his goofy, Southern-accent-heavy boss swag charisma (“Got ya car note in my cup/ And your rent in my Swisha…”) while guest star Drake offsets the not-as-convincing-as-he-thinks-it-is hood-tough poses of his sixteen contribution with one of those insta-catchy, half sung/ half rapped melodic hooks that’ll have you on hype-mode, singing and rapping along at the top of your lungs by second listen.

Single drops May 8th with Based On A T.R.U. Story scheduled for a August 15th release.

As a bonus, check out Quarters‘ simple-but-effective Nicki + Chainz x Ginuwine (Nicki Minuwine!!!) mash-up “Pony In The Trap”, if only because it’s all shades of TGIF-friendly awesomeness.

Nicki Minuwine “Pony In The Trap (Quarters Edit)” (DL)

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